Sunday, March 13, 2011

River Flowing Through Us_4

29" x 29" acrylic on blended wood panel

This piece celebrates the early morning row. On the water at o'dark thirty but by the end of your workout getting to watch the sunrise, silhouetting the trees and shimmering the water. An incredible way to start your day.

"I have always been delighted of the prospect of a new day...with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."    - Joseph Priestly

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

River Flowing Through Us_3

29" x 29" acrylic on blended wood panel

At long last, the completed work. (top photo)

Since last Fall this piece has been constructed, deconstructed, sawn, sanded, reconstructed, dismantled again, then sawn and sanded again - got a bit carried away with the table saw.

What a study of color compatibilites, some sing while others fall flat. Always a mystery to me, though you know what works when you see it. Impressionist painter Claude Monet has been quoted as saying, "Colour is my daylong obsession, my joy and my torture."

The final direction reassembled the cut wood strips to create two blended panels, one shown above and the sister piece to be posted soon.